ERIC Number: ED209062
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Activity Approach to Seashore Ecology. Environmental Education Series.
Skliar, Norman; And Others
Hoping that exploration, research, and study experiences at the seashore will provide a deeper and more meaningful insight and understanding into the relationship between man and his total environment, the booklet describes the seashore environment of Long Island (New York) and suggests learning activities that can occur at the seashore. Part I introduces Long Island's many habitats (wave-washed sandy beaches, rocky shores, shallow bays, busy harbors, grassy marshes, tidal flats), common plants (plankton, seaweed, marram, false heather, seaside goldenrod, Japanese pine, phragmites) and animals (mole crabs, sandhoppers, barnacles, oysters, snails, gulls, plovers, terns). Part II suggests activities for small groups of students working together, indicating the type of site required for the activity, materials needed, procedures, worksheets, charts, and discussion questions. Activities include: beach combing at high and low tide; beach profiles; animal work sheets; and study of general climate, tides, plankton, seine nets, sand, dunes, hermit crabs, tidal pools, cord grass, tidal flats, barnacles, barnacle succession, and birds. Ideas for expressing thoughts, feelings, and impressions and interdisciplinary activities in science, art, social studies, English, math, home economics, shop, photography, and music are listed. (NEC)
Descriptors: Animals, Botany, Discovery Learning, Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment Activities, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Field Studies, Field Trips, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Education, Physical Environment, Plant Identification
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nassau County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Westbury, NY.
Identifiers: New York (Long Island); Seashore Ecology
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